Posts about Interoperability

It's hard to go very far, especially if you work in the IT or telecom sectors, without hearing or reading about the Internet of Things. The IoT seems to be everywhere. And that's a problem. Right now we're at a transitional point in the history of the IoT and, indeed, communications in general. Overlapping trends – including virtualization, machine-to-machine, high-speed networking, mobility as well as very inexpensive processing and storage – have opened the gates to ubiquitous computing. It's redundant at this point to say that the Internet of Things will be big. For folks who want a review of the pretty astounding numbers, check out Business Insider. In an ironic way, this isn't so great. The vision is getting ahead of the reality. Two clichés come to mind: “Be careful what you wish for” and ...
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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to drive a new model Mercedes Benz that was equipped with a number of “smart” features – many of them for safety purposes. Equipped with numerous sensors – it alerted me when I was too close to an object both from the front and rear and also alerted me when I was switching lanes and a car was in my blind spot.
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